Dia: Chelsea, Robert Ryman

New York, NY – Through July 29, 2016, Dia Art Foundation presents an exhibition that brings together six decades of Ryman’s paintings, ranging in date from the 1950s through the 2000s. Presented at Dia:Chelsea, 545 West 22nd Street, the survey is Ryman’s first solo museum exhibition in New York City in more than twenty years.

In this new presentation, the color, material, method, structure, and style of twenty-two paintings reveal the remarkable experimentation of Ryman’s practice. Viewers see and experience these painted frequencies of light as the color white, but the artist’s exploration of the tonal values, luminescence, and spatial effects of white were never limited to paint. His early experimentations with canvas, board, and paper expanded to include aluminum, fiberglass, and Plexiglas, and evolved into a material vocabulary that is as revolutionary as his use of various white hues. As such, Ryman’s works are often discussed in relation to Abstract Expressionism as well as Minimalism and Postminimalism.

Start Date

December 8, 2015

End Date

July 29, 2016


11:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Did: Chelsea, 545 West 22nd Street New York City

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